Radio Canada International – 69 today – what next?

Sixty-nine years ago today Canada’s Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King spoke the first words on Canada’s Voice to the World.  There was so much hope about how our international broadcaster would serve our country.

As the service evolved and became a dependable, innovative source of Canadian news and culture, its worldwide audience grew.

In 2012, our domestic national broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada which had been hit by a 10% budget cut, decided Radio Canada International was not a priority service, and cut our budget by 80% and took us off radio and satellite, and kept only our web service.

What the future holds, is anyone’s guess.

Thank you for sharing our struggle all these years to maintain a real international broadcast presence. We will not give up.

To hear our first broadcast please go to here

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Admin RCI Action: Wojtek Gwiazda is the spokesperson for the RCI Action Committee which is supported and funded by the union that represents almost all RCI employees: the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC). E-mail: rciaction@yahoo.ca Read 78 articles by Admin RCI Action
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